Protesters rally in Stamford against potential return of state tolls

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STAMFORD -

A caravan of trucks circled the Government Center in downtown Stamford Saturday to protest the prospect of tolls returning to Connecticut's highways.

Gov. Dannel Malloy and other officials say the money from tolls and raising the gas tax is needed to pay for billions of dollars of transportation projects. 

Small business owners who log a lot of miles say the changes would hit them hard. 

"They do not understand the working class of Connecticut, what we are going through," said Bob Katchco. 

State Sen. Joe Markley (R-Southington) warns commuters will be hurt too. He believes a higher gas tax and adding tolls are not the only ways to pay the bills.

"We were wise enough to get rid of them 30 years ago, I had the pleasure of voting against the last of the tolls," he told News 12 Connecticut.

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